There are a bunch of tricky edible flower cookies recipes floating around the internet. This is not one of them! My goal here is to make a super simple edible flower cookie tutorial that anyone can try and successfully make gorgeous cookies!
I shared these photos on my Instagram and Facebook pages last week and I had a bunch of questions about how to make these pretty cookies. The process is easy, but thought it would be best to share my tips and tricks here!
These edible flower cookies cookies are almost too pretty to eat! Ready to make a dozen or two? Here’s what you’ll need….
- Sugar Cookies Mix- Try a recipe from scratch or purchase a premade mix. I used this Betty Crocker mix for the photos you see in this post, but will be trying this organic mix soon!
- Edible flowers- I found a pack at my local grocery store (by the refrigerated packaged herbs) called Shenandoah Organic Edible Flowers. You can also forage wild violets, dandelions, or any other common edible flower!
- Baking supplies: Rolling pin, mixer, baking sheet, and mixing bowl.
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Here’s How We Made Edible Flower Cookies:
First forage edible flowers or purchase edible flowers from the grocery store! If you are foraging flowers, I suggest using a plant identifier app called “Picture This” to make sure you are picking edible flowers. Also, read up a bit on foraging before you head out! I found this article helpful.
I suggest drying your flowers and pressing them for a couple of hours before you use them for baking. This will help them stay flat when you press them into your cookies.
Follow the particular instructions for baking your cookies. I followed the drop cookie recipe on my box and it called for an 8-9 minute baking time. I popped the cookies in the oven for 7 minutes, pulled them out, and gently pressed the flowers on top of the cookies. The petals instantly stuck to the warm cookies.
Then, I sprinkled some Turbinado sugar on the cookies, put them in the oven for 2 more minutes, and put them on a drying rack to cool off. It’s fun to experiment with different types of flowers to see how they lay on the cookies!
My boys took the first bites and they absolutely LOVED the edible flower cookies! Adding fresh flowers to cookies makes them feel just a little more special. They are the perfect Easter, Mother’s Day, or special summer treat!
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I hope you give this simple edible flower cookie a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love this activity as my boys.